# How is carbon related to photosynthesis?

Jun 11, 2018

Well, how does carbon relate to simple sugars?

#### Explanation:

Photosynthesis REDUCES carbon dioxide to give simple sugars, which can be used as a source of chemical energy... And it uses light energy to drive this transition...

$6 C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + 6 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) \stackrel{h \nu}{\rightarrow} {C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6} \left(a q\right) + 6 {O}_{2} \left(g\right)$

As a bonus it also produces dioxygen gas.